That proofreading will probably reveal more errors that have to be corrected before you print out the real final copy. Henry’s “After Twenty Years.” It is a little under 1,300 words in length and is easily and quickly read. Henry’s “After Twenty Years” as a model for short story writing?
Interestingly, the writer makes good use of dialog that moves the story forward–not one-word lines of exclamations, or only a few words in a series of single-line exchanges, but paragraphs of several lines spoken by each character. You will find the link to “After Twenty Years” at the end of this post. Your comments, observations, and questions are welcome.
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